Professor Gerard Danjoux


Graduated: Newcastle University (1989)
Anaesthetic training: Northern Deanery (1992 - 2002)
Fellowship training: Australia (1998/9) and Canada (2000/1)
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine at South Tees Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust (2002 to date).

Clinical interests

  • Preparation and perioperative care of patients for high-risk surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and risk evaluation
  • Sleep Medicine

Quality Improvement

  • PREP - developed Prehabilitation toolkit for primary care clinicians
  • PREPWELL - leading a regional programme with Public Health specialists to develop, implement and sustain a community-based health and wellbeing programme for patients before surgery

Research interests

  • Improving patient fitness for surgery through aerobic exercise training
  • Patient behaviour change preoperatively
  • Evaluating the effect of pharmacological interventions in simulated haemorrhage and tissue trauma - run volunteer programme with MOD
  • Preoperative screening for OSA

Other Roles

  • Visiting Professor at Teesside University and Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University
  • Research Lead Preoperative Association
  • Member of Perioperative Medicine Leadership Committee at RCoA
  • Faculty for European and National Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Courses
  • UK lead for organiser of 2nd World Congress in Prehabilitation (Holland 2018)

Gerry Danjoux